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RadioWest and Utah Film Center have partnered to present the best in documentary filmmaking. We talk with established and new directors who are changing the way audiences see the world and then screen their films.

Through the Lens: This Ain't No Mouse Music

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Chris Strachwitz directing a recording session in the field.

The next film in our Through the Lens is called This Ain't No Mouse Music. It profiles Chris Strachwitz, a modern-day Alan Lomax who fell in love with American roots music soon after immigrating to the U.S. from Germany in the '40s. He founded a record label that released albums of the blues, Mexican norteño, zydeco, Hillbilly country—basically any authentic, rootsy music that caught his ear. Strachwitz joins us Thursday with filmmakers Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon to talk about his love affair with music rooted in America’s heartland.

On Wednesday, October 8, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center are screening This Ain’t No Mouse Music: The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City at 7 p.m. It's part of our Through the Lens film series. Doug Fabrizio will host a Q&A with Chris Strachwitz and filmmakers Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon following the screening. The event is free and open to the public. DETAILS

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.